Live Journaling a Tough Mudder: Fire, Electrocution and More

Badasses Don't Look at Explosions..

How do you top punishments like dressing in drag and walking in front of the White House with a sandwich board that says “I’m an author, please hire me?”

That’s easy! Run a Tough Mudder, and risk your health in one of the most rigorous challenge races out there.

[Author’s Note: I couldn’t justify a new Ducati.]

Over the next two days, I will be traveling and live journaling a trip to South Carolina to run a Tough Mudder with local DC ad exec and friend Scott Stephens. You can follow my live updates on Twitter and Google+.

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Before we fully get into the pain factor, while I decided against putting you through a full-on Punish Geoff Fundraiser, there is a charitable angle.

Tough Mudders raise awareness and monies for the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured service members aid and assist each other. The Wounded Warrior Project also provides programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. If you feel so inclined, donate here.

The Pain

This Tough Mudder thing is no joke. It’s hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

Electrocution? Yes.

Freezing swim in 36 degree water? Yes.

Walk through fire? Yes.

And on and on.

Tough Mudder

Scott and I are running the race tomorrow. Our team is called the Beltway Bandits, the colorful term for local contractors working with the federal government.

This will be the most physically challenging day of my life.

Pray for us.

But it should be a boatload of fun, too!

[Author’s Note: Tough Mudders are for men in denial about middle age.]

Thank you for your support.